Meet 4 girls picked to play Broadway’s ‘Matilda’

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“I think it’s a story about really being yourself,” said Sophia, who has appeared in “The Nutcracker” at Purchase College in New York and played Puck in a children’s version of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The four American girls have big shoes to fill when rehearsals begin in January. All four Matildas in London were jointly declared best actress at the most recent Olivier Awards, the most prestigious honor in British theater.

The new cast is ready, though. “I think it’s exciting and sad at the same time,” said Sophia, who anticipates missing her friends. “You’re not going to do other stuff that you want to do. You’re going to be busy.”




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